sat prep

Nervous about the road to college?

The Kenton County Public Library can help reduce your anxiety in the area of test taking. The library has many resources available to help you boost your ACT/SAT scores to gain college admittance and put you in the driver’s seat for potential scholarships.  Test preparation study guide books from prestigious companies like Kaplan, Petersen, Barron’s and The Princeton Review can set you back over $35 a book. The library has all the 2013 latest editions to master the ACT or SAT from these publishers and you can check them out for free. Simply search SAT TEST or ACT TEST under “keyword” in the library’s catalog to request individual titles to be placed on hold for you to pick-up. The library gives you a window of 3-5 days to retrieve the books, before they return to the shelves.  Current college test preparation books can generally be checked out for two weeks.

Concerned about finding enough time to study in between high school homework, extracurricular activities and sports?

No worries! Kenton County Public Library also offers Test Preparation Software on our webpage that you can access anytime day or night with your library card. Simply go to the KCPL web page, click on Research & Homework, then Test Preparation. You will immediately be taken to the Learning Express web site. Click on College Preparation (left side of page) and register as a First Time User with your library card number and PIN (often the last four digits of your phone number) . Uncover the buttons to ACT Preparation and you will find free online courses to aid you in English, Reading, Science, Math and Writing sections. Besides the test prep courses, you can also take the most up-to-date practice tests in each area right online, too. The software will automatically remember your stopping place, so you can continually revisit the material. Underneath the SAT buttons, you will find similar courses and practice tests, but also heavy duty sections to assist you in completing SAT essays. You can also get help writing the essays required by top schools on their entrance applications!

The Learning Express web site can also help you develop your software skills, as you prepare for college. Most students grow to become proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel by graduation time. To get a leg up on the competition, you can take online software classes for free by clicking on Popular Software Tutorials.Quickly learn to write your first resume, develop a spreadsheet to track your grades or create a unique presentation for a public speaking class. If you have any trouble accessing the site, just click Ask A Question  at the top of the library’s home page to chat online with a Reference Librarian during the library’s normal business hours.

Upcoming test dates for the ACT are April 13th and June 8th. Fast approaching SAT test dates are March 9th, May 4th and June 1st.  Use the library to get the highest scores you can today!

Leave us a comment! What tips do you have for others getting ready to take the ACT or SAT? What do you like about the library prep test?

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